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Jun. 11th, 2011

State of the Elf

So...what have I been up to since my last posting on the subject?

* Still looking for a job.  Had an interview yesterday that went very well.  I'm a bit nervous when it comes to the location (an hour and ten minutes to two hours, depending on busses and time of day), but it could be really good for me.  And it would pay what I needed.

* Playing on Polyvore:
Elfflame there if you want to add me.
I've been working on a series of "cards" there based on HP.  I've finished the first, and am debating what the second should be.  The first is Harry's Year. Let me know if there's anyone I missed.  I somehow managed to forget Terry Boot for a bit, so I wouldn't be surprised if there were others.
Ideas I'm playing with for the next set: Dumbledore's Army, the Next Generation, the Weasleys (from Molly and Arthur on), Death Eaters, Order of the Phoenix (then and now, possibly with different borders for each), Hogwarts Professors, Marauders Generation, Quidditch - Hogwarts, Quidditch - Professional (maybe).

* Playing on Listal:
Just came up with a new idea on Listal today that I love: Classic Sci-fi Tropes.  Have three of the twelve lists done.  I was having a good time with it.

* Playing on Kongregate:
My favorite game series there, Gem Craft, has uploaded their latest game, Gemcraft Labyrinth.
Also, if you have an account at Kongregate, I'd love to follow you there. :)

* Watching movies.  Lately I've been finding lots of movies to watch that I didn't want to/didn't get to see in the theatres:
The Young Victoria, which was wonderful.
A Single Man, which is a brilliant if sad film.
The King's Speech, which is well worth watching for any Anglophile, particularly those interested in the Royal family or English History.
Despicable Me, which was cute.
National Treasure: Book of Secrets, pretty fun, but definitely not a thinky movie.
Shrek Forever After, not as bad as I'd feared it would be.  I like it better than the third, actually.
The Accidental Husband, which was fun, but definitely a light chick-flick.
Wanted, which I'm glad I took a pass at.  So cliche.  But fun for the action aspect.
Megamind, another that I'm not sad for missing in theatres.  It's okay, but I prefer Despicable Me.
Taken, which was SO preachy it made my eyes roll.  Liam, what are you doing?
and
The Road, which was really horribly dark.  I should have expected it, but...yeah.  If you like dark/sad/depressing, it's a good film.  Just be warned.

* Writing--nearly done with my D_D for the month.  I'm hoping to finish it tomorrow for posting Monday.
Also working on re-editing my Arthurian story...going slow because I keep getting distracted.
Considering a few stories here and there, but nothing definite.
Also, I made a collection at AO3, for anyone who wants to post to it--BDSM fic.  I know I have a lot of BDSM folks on my list, so if you have an account (or want one), definitely post to it!  If you don't know how, just nudge me, and I'll help.  Right now there's only 38 fics in there, so I'd love to see at least 10 times that...

* Home - Sis has been helping me clean up and organize room by room, though I backslid a little, but not too badly.  I'm such a bad housekeeper. 
Got a new and really fancy printer that I love thanks to mother-in-law.  It's great to be able to print again, at least.

I think that's all for now...  How's everyone else?  Still out there?

Nov. 13th, 2009

Memetime!

Instructions:

Leave me a comment saying "Resistance is Futile."

• I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can satisfy my curiosity

• Update your journal with the answers to the questions

• Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions

My answers to Kabal's questions )

:D

Jun. 29th, 2009

Interview meme!

+ Leave me a comment saying whatever you feel like!
+ I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better.
+ Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
+ Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.

questions asked me by Kabal42 )

May. 23rd, 2009

[No Subject]

I did this coming on three years ago now, but I think it's time it was updated.

My reading/writing preferences in HP fandom )

Mar. 2nd, 2009

[No Subject]

To welcome my new Merlin friends, I'm going to follow in [info]kabal42's footsteps and do a little intro post about myself and my journal.

My main fandom (at the moment) is Harry Potter, and I know most (if not all) the folks I friended are in the fandom as well, so I thought I'd go into a bit of detail about who I am and what I do there before I move into the other bits about me and my journal.

I read, write, and rec, primarily, though I also RP here and there. Mostly in PSLs, though.

My ships in a bit more detail: I slash overall, though I do have a few het ships I enjoy. My OTPs are: Harry/Draco, Severus/Draco, and Severus/Sirius, and for het, Severus/Lily. Most of my favorite ships tend to be Slytherin-centric. I particularly focus on ships with Draco, Severus, or Remus, though I also have a distinct fondness for Lucius, Regulus, and Blaise.

I don't write as much fic as I used to, and mostly just one piece a month for [info]daily_deviant, though occasionally I do get inspired.

I also participate once yearly in NaNoWriMo, and have only missed one year so far. I will likely be doing an original piece this year, so it won't be posted here in my journal, but I might be gathering a small group together who are interested in reading it. It's a modern-day Arthurian story with a Morgana who has become "Morgan" in this life. Yes, there will be slash elements.

Merlin, however, is really calling to me. I even already have an idea for a (hopefully very smutty) Arthur/Merlin fic. And I do love Morgana, and all of the ideas they've introduced so far. I can't wait to see more.

A more comprehensive if slightly out of date view of my fandoms/fannish activities can be found in my user info.

As for who I am myself?

I live in Seattle, have all my life. Am currently married to my high school sweetheart. We've been married for 16+ years. We have two cats, Morgan and Sebastian. No kids. I'm not a kid person, really. Though I do occasionally babble about my niece.

I got my BA in English Lit, and occasionally contemplate going back to get an MA, except that the cost is daunting. That and the fact that I'm still not entirely sure what I'd do for an MA...

Overall? I watch too much TV, own too many movies, don't read enough any longer, and am highly addicted to my computer.

So that's me in a nutshell. I'm sure there are tons of things I've missed, but it gives you a good overview. :)

Jan. 6th, 2009

Rantage:

(nothing about anyone on my f-list, just things that are really starting to tick me off...)

A story about a school )

And now for the weather report... )

/rant
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Nov. 30th, 2008

Memtime!

Cause I haven't done one lately. :D Bold all items you have done.

The list )
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Aug. 23rd, 2008

Memetime!

Seen a few places this week, and procrastinating on editing my Creatures fic:
That writing meme going around )

Aug. 7th, 2007

Buh?

This one...scares me.

Onion Horoscope for Virgo:
Despite several long-held beliefs and assumptions, you'll soon realize that it takes all kinds to mobilize a hate group.
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May. 20th, 2007

[No Subject]

I want to know 28 things about you. I don't care if we've never talked, never liked each other, or if we already know everything about each other. I really don't. You are obviously on my friends list, so let me know with whom I'm friends!

The questions )

My answers for Littlecup )
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May. 19th, 2007

[No Subject]

[info]millieweasley tagged me, and seeing as how otherwise I'd be doing no updates...

1. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
3. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names. I don't tag.  Feel free to do this if you'd like.
4. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged, and to read your blog.

The facts, ma'am )

Apr. 13th, 2007

[No Subject]

I really need this right now.  Please?

If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, even if we don't speak often, please post a comment with a memory of you and me. It can be anything you want -- good or bad. When you're finished, post this little paragraph on your blog and be surprised (or mortified) about what people remember about you.
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Nov. 8th, 2006

Oooh, I wanna know

Gacked from a few people on my list.

The Quiz )
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Jul. 23rd, 2006

Copied from [info]inell

I know I have a ton of new folks here on my lj, so I thought I'd reintroduce myself, and let you know a bit about what I read/write so that you don't get shocked when something pops up that you might otherwise never have expected of me. :D

I'm going to make my list a touch more complicated than [info]inell's, though, as I'm so all over the place with my pairings, and while I adore Draco, I went the opposite way she did with Hermione, though that seems to be changing a bit nowadays. ;)  I hope you'll bear with me in any case.

Some basics about the ships I read )

Shiplists )

subject-matter and squicks )

Yikes.  I think I've blathered on enough.  I wonder if it's too big to post now... :)  But I'm sure you all get the point, anyway.

Jul. 2nd, 2006

Fandoms

A meme, gacked from [info]fiona_fawkes who stole it from [info]furiosity who stole it from [info]kerrikins:

What fandoms do we have in common?

My main fandom is Harry Potter, of course.  Books, movies, fandom...  I love it all (though GOF the movie less so...)  Just too much there I adore.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer and a bit less so, Angel.  Joss whedon is my god.  I adore him, his one-liners, his characters, and the way he makes his worlds so real.

Sims - and yes, it is a fandom.  I could spend hours or even days creating houses, characters...  I love them.  I love playing them.

Star Trek.  Not active currently, but the only other fandom I really published stories in.  I can't imagine a world where there wasn't Star Trek in my life.  Even with the mistakes TPTB made, there's still so much good there.

Elfquest.  The only other fandom I got involved in on a personal level, though I wasn't in any holts.  I have always loved elves, so really, this was right up my alley.

Firefly.  See Buffy/Angel above.  And may I add, he makes the best female characters ever.

Star Wars.  Really the first trilogy, cause the prequels were bad.  Lucas had a great group of actors, the story had heart, and the entire thing advanced movie effects tenfold.

Stargate.  Love the idea, love the characters, love the stories.  Just a great team all around.  And anything that includes this much myth is right up my alley.

Forever Knight.  Best-ever vampire show on TV before Buffy.  It sucks that it only made it through three seasons.

Fruits Basket.  People who turn into animals?  And boys who can't touch girls?  How can I not love it?

Other minor fandoms: LOTR, B5 (Ivanova, Talia and Marcus...  God, yes.), XMen, V (the mini series), Batman. Teen Titans, Star Blasers/Space Battleship Yamato, Oran High School Host Club (omg, twins!), Battlestar Galactica, Quantum Leap, Law & Order, Labyrinth, Beauty and the Beast, Lost, Shakespeare

Yeah.  Just a few.  :P  And likely there's more I've forgotten.

So, who do you like?

Mar. 20th, 2006

New default icon

This is my favorite childhood picture of myself.  I know it's kind of tough to see because it's so small, so here's the original:

The picture )

My dad did it for one of his art classes in college.  I've always adored it.  I think I'm about two there or so.

Nov. 29th, 2005

Couple of memes

Everyone else is doing them, so why not?

Sort me.

And
Ten things you probably don't know about me )
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Nov. 22nd, 2005

Harry Potter Code

BPA BHP MPA1 DM+ B+++++ M+++ C+ F+/ HP/DM-! SS/SB-! SS/DM-! SS/RL- RL/HP- SB/HP- LM/HP-

Nov. 10th, 2005

A Meme About Me

Gacked from [info]son_of_darkness.

Stats and facts )

ETA: Oh, and the icon is by my sister, that's me in my mum's arms, and her mother behind us. :D
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Oct. 24th, 2005

Greetings to all

So, I know I have a few new friends from [info]mctabby's Friending Frenzy (if you haven't gone yet, why not?), and thought I'd properly introduce myself.  You know how it is, you do the message, and then think of fifty things you forgot to say... ;)

I am:
* A HUGE Draco fan, and unashamed of it.
* A Harry/Draco shipper
* A multi-shipper.  SS/SB, SS/RL, anything with the Marauders pretty much, most Remus-ships, SS/DM, RL/HP, Lucius and any Marauder, or Snape, or Harry, Blaise with Snape or Harry or Draco or Seamus, or possibly Hermione or Ginny, slowly getting into Regulus slash, particularly stuff that has to do with his love/hate relationship wtih Sirius, and/or where he has a crush on Remus, Het - well, nothing big - my big Het ship is Draco/Hermione, but I do like any Weasley/Hermione, oh, and any Weasley/Harry, or /Remus, or /Severus, particularly if that Weasley is Bill, Charlie, or the Twins.  No, that's not a complete list, but I think you can get the idea from that... ;)
* Into Slash more than Het, but don't ignore Het or Gen when it's pointed out to me.
* A reccer.  If you have a fic you want me to read, just lead the way.  I don't have any hard and fast rules about what I rec.  If I like it when I read it, I'll rec it. :)
* A writer - I am currently working on a Harry/Draco/Snape fic for a friend for her (very belated) birthday present, Lucius/Harry war-fic for [info]fanfic100, and I will be writing a Harry/Draco postwar fic with a side of Lucius/Remus and maybe a few other ships for NaNoMo (I have other stuff, but as of this moment, until after November, and possibly after I've finished the Lucius/Harry stuff, everything else I have is on hold).

My journal is home to my fic, which gets posted here first, then elsewhere.  I also do weekly recs on Sunday, which are eventually transferred to my recs journal, [info]elfflame_recs.  I also, very ocassionally, do rather simple icons.  Nothing thrilling, as I can't do animated, but I like them, and like to share.

I am a chatter.  If you leave a message, I will respond.  It might take me a while, but I will.  I love long, rambling conversations, and have made some of my favorite lj frienships that way. :D

I do have a tendancy to be one of those that doesn't respond to every post, but that doesn't mean that I didn't read it, just that I had no idea what to say, or that I was in too much of a rush to leave a note.  I do try to go back and respond when I have time, but I do tend to miss things that way, so please don't think I'm slighting you if I haven't responded to a post. 

Other fandoms: (a much more complete list than I left at McTabby's) Firefly, Buffy, Elfquest, Sims, Star Trek (particularly TNG & Voyager), Star Wars, LOTR, Stargate, Babylon 5, Forever Knight, XMen, V (Diana rocks!), Lost, Batman, Star Blazers/Starship Yamato, Fruits Basket, Battlestar Galactica (loved the old, adore the new), Labyrinth, Quantum Leap, Beauty and the Beast...  There's probably more, too.  Oh, and I love Broadway shows, Shakespeare, and Law and Order in it's many forms, but only the original version of CSI.

Whew.  Is that enough?

Feel free to look around.  Lots of fic.  I need to update my fic list which is linked in my user info, but you can find all my fic posts by using the Fic tag.

Oh, and if I post anything NC-17, I friends-lock it.  It's about the only thing I do.
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